Old 09-28-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hot on the heels of Joe's B36-7 thread, i have some shots of a B36-7 that i need a little advice on, cropping has never been my strong spot, i still seems to have a tendency to center my shot instead of using the rule of thirds.
My first attempt was rejected for bad cropping
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Tried a different shot, same issue
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Which do you guys think is the better shot and how should i crop it, or would any of these stand a better chance?
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Those shots have bigger problems...noise, poor image quality, lighting.
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:16 PM   #3
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Hot on the heels of Joe's B36-7 thread, i have some shots of a B36-7 that i need a little advice on, cropping has never been my strong spot, i still seems to have a tendency to center my shot instead of using the rule of thirds.
Simple: change your tendency!

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Which do you guys think is the better shot and how should i crop it, or would any of these stand a better chance?
Doesn't matter, the light was inadequate for RP purposes. Move on, IMHO.
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So rain shots are no longer accepted?
Sorry i cannot see how this is out of line with other rain shots in the database.
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So rain shots are no longer accepted?
Sorry i cannot see how this is out of line with other rain shots in the database.
The shots are ordinary wedgies with nothing particular done to bring out that they are rain shots or to make them interesting in terms of composition, generally and with respect to the rain. So they are just poorly lit wedgies where in this particular case the light is poor because of rain.
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So rain shots are no longer accepted?
Sorry i cannot see how this is out of line with other rain shots in the database.
I like it try working it like this
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Old 10-01-2008, 09:45 PM   #7
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Milwman, i tried the first one with your crop, still bad cropping
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...&key=933853344
second one i think i got the cropping dead on, but i guess now i get to deal with the poor lighting issues.
http://www.railpictures.net/viewreje...key=1008760754

In the future then, how do i emphasis rain in a way that RP likes? I think its pretty obvious in my shots that its raining with the visible rain and shine on the rails but i guess theres something more?
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Make sure your camera doesn't focus on the rain but on the train, the GE are soft and so is the rain, Faster shutter speeds? will help.
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